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WAI-ARIA roles in a screen layout

Suggest edit Updated on November 15, 2021

Screen readers use WAI-ARIA roles to determine what kind of content a layout holds. In Pega Platform, screen layouts have WAI-ARIA roles assigned by default, which improves the accessibility of your application.

The following table lists the areas in a screen layout, the corresponding auto-generated HTML tags, and the WAI-ARIA roles that are assigned to those areas by default.

For more information on screen layouts, see Configuring a screen layout.

Area positionAuto-generated tagWAI-ARIA roleNotes
Header<header>bannerEmpty in theme Cosmos
Center<main>main
Navigation<aside>complementaryNot consistent with WAI guidelines
Aside<div>noneNot consistent with WAI guidelines
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